I just woke up from my nap. I lay down for 2 hours, and I could have slept for three or more.
It felt amazing. I need to make supper, now. Get back on track. But I feel so amazing, after just a little bit of sleep.
And I know there will be more where that came from.
Because I have the next week off. Actually, a week and a day. It’s amazing. Fantastic. Just what I needed.
And now I can regain my dignity.
See, it suffered for many months, while I was working on this Mammoth Project. I’ve been over-worked, (of course) under-paid, I have been doing the job of 5-6 people, and I haven’t gotten a lot of support from my boss throughout. Just criticism from afar. Or meddling from afar. Or what seemed like outright sabotage. I’m not sure what’s in it for them, to make me look like I don’t know what I’m doing, or to override me, but bottom line, they did more harm than good.
Anyway, the first phase of the project is over, and now I can look towards the next phase — about two months off — and leverage the foundation I’ve built with people, thus far.
And start living and acting like myself again.
Catch up on my sleep — and stop making mistakes because my brain is mis-firing.
Chill out my stress levels — and stop getting overwrought and yelling at people.
Find the good in what I’ve accomplished — and stop feeling so self-conscious and insufficient, because some things didn’t go 100% according to plan.
I can actually hold my head up again, after nearly a year of feeling trampled by other people’s successes. I can actually get my bearings again and stand firmly on both feet. And I can get past the dismay at my brain failing me, time and time again, under conditions that seem custom-made to trip it up.
I can get my dignity back to where I’d like it to be.
And that started today, on this Most Excellent Day One (of 9), as I got to not worry about The Project for a whole 24 hours.
I’m looking forward to the next 8 days.
That’s the understatement of the year.